2015 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi Furore Riserva (750ml)15 6 0 0
"Marisa Cuomo is another Campanian producer making drop-dead gorgeous wines. This small estate is located on the Amalfi Coast, which lends its inimitable ocean influence to the wines." - Antonio Galloni
Cantine Gran Furor Divina Costiera di Marisa Cuomo is located in Furore on the famed Amalfi Coast. These coastal vineyards are perfectly arranged on the stone-walled terraces along the cliffs at altitudes between 980 to 1300 feet above sea level. The grapes benefit from sunny southern exposure and a unique micro-climate that occurs from a combination of ocean currents, mountains and high-pressure systems. The volcanic and alluvial soils of the vineyards produce relatively low yields, and very flavorful grapes.
"Wines from Marisa Cuomo enjoy cult status in Italy, and it's easy to see why. The 2015 Costa d'Amalfi Furore Riserva, for example, is an exuberant and rich blend of Piedirosso and Aglianico that reveals deep inner power, although the wine never feels too rich or heavy. The key is that acidity that has remained intact even in a hot vintage like this. Cliff-hanging vineyards on the Amalfi Coast benefit from sea breezes and steep diurnal temperature shifts. I found this vintage to be especially delicious with a very rich an opulent level of blackberry fruit followed by integrated spice and Mediterranean herb. You definitely taste that salinity from the beachfront exposure of the vines. Softer tones of chocolate and tobacco fill in the back. This is the best vintage of Furore I have tasted. Some 5,800 bottles were produced." 95 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Oct. 2019)